Monday, December 12, 2011

Book Review ~ The Iron King

The Iron King by Julie Kagawa; Book #1 in the Iron Fey series Published: February 2010
Genre: Teen Fantasy & Paranormal Romances
Next Book: The Iron DaughterCover Art Courtesy of

Description From NoveList:
When her half-brother is kidnapped, Meghan Chase, who has recently learned that she is the daughter of the summer faery king, must journey into a strange world she never imagined to face an unknown enemy and save those she loves.

YA Staff Review:
These aren't "Tinkerbell" type faeries. This is a good story of a strong female heroin pushing on against all odds, dispite her own fear for herself, to save her little half-brother. She becomes a pawn in a centuries old battle of the fey kingdoms and must learn the ways of faerie law. Meghan must learn how to make deals and trade favors with faeries. One wrong word or ill phrasing can prove disasterous. The Fey are fair but always prey upon those who don't guard against loopholes. Some of the characters referenced are from the classic A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespear.

Fun Extras Related to this series:
Wikipedia is a good place to get infomation on all the references to A Midsummer Night's Dream.

If you liked the Iron King you might also like:
Paranormalcy by White, Kiersten
City of fallen angels by Clare, Cassandra
Blood and chocolate by Klause, Annette Curtis
Sabriel by Nix, Garth
Dealing with dragons by Wrede, Patricia C., 1953-
Summerland by Chabon, Michael
Abhorsen by Nix, Garth
The goose girl by Hale, Shannon

Monday, December 5, 2011

Book Review ~ Evermore

Evermore by Alyson Noel; Book #1 in the Immortals series.
Published: February 2009
Genre: Teen Paranormal Romances
Next Book: Blue MoonCover Art Courtesy of NoveList

Description From NoveList:
Since the car accident that claimed the lives of her family, sixteen-year-old Ever can see auras and hear people's thoughts, and she goes out of her way to hide from other people until she meets Damen, another psychic teenager who is hiding even more mysteries.

YA Staff Review:
I L-O-V-E paranomal romances and this one doesn't disapoint! Damen is not "Edward Cullen" but still really sweet and mystiously secretive. I think it would be really neat, at first, to see the colors of peoples auras. You'd know if you friends were in a bad mood, about to unload some new drama on you or if they just got really good news! I'd also come in handy with your parents too.

I am looking forward to reading the next book in this series "Blue Moon." Currently, there are 6 books in this series.

Fun Extras Related to this series:
Here is a quick explaination of aura colors from
If you have a favorite flower, you can research the meaning behind giving/receiving it here.

Evermore Book Trailor Video:

If you liked Evermore, you might like:
Stork trilogy by Delsol, Wendy
Poison diaries trilogy by Wood, Maryrose
Unearthly trilogy by Hand, Cynthia
Revenants by Plum, Amy
Starcrossed trilogy by Angelini, Josephine
Meridian saga (Amber Kizer) by Kizer, Amber
Haunting Emma novels by Nichols, Lee
Siren trilogy by Rayburn, Tricia
Mediator books by Cabot, Meg